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Figure On The Proch 01门廊鬼影 01  Back in the early 1980s my aunt lived in a house that was literally located in the middle of nowhere.  It used to really creep my younger brother and me out, but we loved to go there because my aunt had four children.  The house was very old, and it had all wooden floors. There was always an uneasy feeling when you were inside. For the most part not much happened that was out of the ordinary when we were there. There were a lot of noises during the night, though. On several occasions I heard floorboards creaking, as if someone were walking around. Most of this seemed to be coming from upstairs, and sometimes in the hallway downstairs that connects the front of the house to the back rooms. Sometimes I also heard a thumping sound from upstairs at night. The thing is, no one stayed upstairs ever. There was just a spare room, a bathroom and some small storage spaces up there.  My aunt’s room was downstairs, and we all stayed in a room down the hall from hers. I told myself that the sounds were caused by the wind, or the fact that the house was so old, and really never thought twice about it. I refused to ever go upstairs though. The thought that the place could be haunted never really crossed my mind. I just thought it was a creepy old house. That is, until one night in particular.  Bedtime had come a long time ago, but us being kids we stayed awake and goofed around for a while. Eventually we all fell asleep. This night I seemed to have a lot of trouble staying asleep though. I kept waking up periodically for no apparent reason. On about the fourth time waking up, I thought I felt a poke on the heel of my foot, which is what woke me. I rolled over and looked around the room, but nothing was out of the ordinary.  在上个世纪80年代早期,我姑妈家住的房子基本上可以说是位于荒郊野外。那是一个曾经使我和弟弟毛骨悚然的地方,但我们还是喜欢去她那儿,因为姑妈家有四个孩子。  这栋房子已经非常有年头了,地板都是木制的,只要你呆在里边,就总会感到有些不自在。尽管在夜里有这样那样的叫声,但是我们在那里呆的绝大部分时间内并没有发生什么不正常的事情。有好几次,我都听到地板在吱嘎吱嘎的响,好像是有人在上面行走一样,这种情况下大部分是从楼上传来的,有些时候是来自楼下连接楼前楼后房间的走廊。但事实是:楼上什么人也没有,那里只有一间空房,一个洗手间,此外,在上面还有一些不大的储藏间。  姑妈的房间在楼下,我们几个都呆在她南面的那个房间里。我经常告诫自己这些声音是由风引起的,或者是因为这些房子年久的缘故。虽然我不愿意到楼上去看看,但我真得是没有考虑过还有别的原因。我觉得这只是一所让人不寒而栗的老房子,真得从来没产生过房子里会闹鬼这样的想法。但是,在一天夜里,出现了特别。  那天夜里,早就应该睡觉了,但我们这些孩子们仍然很清醒,在一起又玩了一会。但最终,我们还是都睡着了。不过,那天夜里对我来说是有点麻烦,老睡不熟,无缘无故的隔一段时间就醒来一次。在我第四次醒来时,觉得好像脚跟被戳了一下,接着我就醒了,我翻过身来,打量了一下房间,没发现什么异常的。 Article/200811/55966

9The Lord spoke to Moses in the Desert of Sinai in the first month of the second year after they came out of Egypt. He said, 2"Have the Israelites celebrate the Passover at the appointed time. 3Celebrate it at the appointed time, at twilight on the fourteenth day of this month, in accordance with all its rules and regulations." 4So Moses told the Israelites to celebrate the Passover, 5and they did so in the Desert of Sinai at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. The Israelites did everything just as the Lord commanded Moses. 6But some of them could not celebrate the Passover on that day because they were ceremonially unclean on account of a dead body. So they came to Moses and Aaron that same day 7and said to Moses, "We have become unclean because of a dead body, but why should we be kept from presenting the Lord 's offering with the other Israelites at the appointed time?" 8Moses answered them, "Wait until I find out what the Lord commands concerning you." 9Then the Lord said to Moses, 10"Tell the Israelites: 'When any of you or your descendants are unclean because of a dead body or are away on a journey, they may still celebrate the Lord 's Passover. 11They are to celebrate it on the fourteenth day of the second month at twilight. They are to eat the lamb, together with unleavened b and bitter herbs. 12They must not leave any of it till morning or break any of its bones. When they celebrate the Passover, they must follow all the regulations. 13But if a man who is ceremonially clean and not on a journey fails to celebrate the Passover, that person must be cut off from his people because he did not present the Lord 's offering at the appointed time. That man will bear the consequences of his sin. 14" 'An alien living among you who wants to celebrate the Lord 's Passover must do so in accordance with its rules and regulations. You must have the same regulations for the alien and the native-born.' " 15On the day the tabernacle, the Tent of the Testimony, was set up, the cloud covered it. From evening till morning the cloud above the tabernacle looked like fire. 16That is how it continued to be; the cloud covered it, and at night it looked like fire. 17Whenever the cloud lifted from above the Tent, the Israelites set out; wherever the cloud settled, the Israelites encamped. 18At the Lord 's command the Israelites set out, and at his command they encamped. As long as the cloud stayed over the tabernacle, they remained in camp. 19When the cloud remained over the tabernacle a long time, the Israelites obeyed the Lord 's order and did not set out. 20Sometimes the cloud was over the tabernacle only a few days; at the Lord 's command they would encamp, and then at his command they would set out. 21Sometimes the cloud stayed only from evening till morning, and when it lifted in the morning, they set out. Whether by day or by night, whenever the cloud lifted, they set out. 22Whether the cloud stayed over the tabernacle for two days or a month or a year, the Israelites would remain in camp and not set out; but when it lifted, they would set out. 23At the Lord 's command they encamped, and at the Lord 's command they set out. They obeyed the Lord 's order, in accordance with his command through Moses. Article/200810/53028

Nina Simone Was a Singer and Activist in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960sVOICE ONE:I'm Faith Lapidus.VOICE TWO: Singer Nina Simone And I'm Steve Ember with the VOA Special English program People in America. Today we tell about singer Nina Simone and play some of her music. She was also active in the civil rights movement of the nineteen sixties.(MUSIC: "Young, Gifted and Black")VOICE ONE:Nina Simone wrote and performed the song you just heard. It is called "Young, Gifted and Black." In the nineteen sixties, a major black civil rights group declared it the national song of black people in America.Nina Simone was very young when her musical ability first appeared. She could play songs on the piano when she was three years old. She learned by listening to music and then searching for the correct piano keys. In a book about her life, Nina Simone wrote that everything that happened to her as a child involved music. She said her first memory was of her mother singing. She said her mother always sang Christian songs around the house. That influence shows up years later in the recording of "If You Pray Right" on Miz Simone's album "Baltimore."(MUSIC)VOICE TWO:Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in nineteen thirty-three in the southern town of Tryon, North Carolina. Her parents owned several businesses there. Her mother was also a Methodist minister. The family of ten lived in a big house and made good earnings. However, difficult economic times in the ed States hurt the family's businesses. The family had to move to smaller homes as their finances continued to shrink.VOICE ONE:In time, Eunice's mother went to work cleaning house for a white woman in the town. The woman knew about Nina's piano playing. She suggested that Missus Waymon send her daughter to a piano teacher for lessons. When Missus Waymon said the family did not have the money, her employer said she would pay for the girl's first year of lessons.Nina Simone wrote that she grew to love her first piano teacher, a white woman from England. In fact, the teacher helped set up financial assistance for Nina's lessons. Nina Simone also wrote about how much she liked her mother's employer. She wrote that, as a child, she expected all white people to be as kind as they were.VOICE TWO:Eunice Waymon had her first public performance when she was eleven. Many people in the town had given money to help pay for lessons for the young pianist. Miz Simone wrote that it was expected she would perform to show them what their money had produced.The performance was at the town hall. Eunice was at the piano. She looked at her parents just before she was to play. She saw them being forced from their seats in the front. A white family wanted to sit in their place. Her parents did not resist. The young girl stood up and spoke. She said no one would hear her play if her parents were not returned to their seats. They were and the concert began.VOICE ONE:Nina Simone wrote that her whole world changed in that moment. She said nothing was easy anymore. She wrote that racism became real for her like the turning on of a light. Nina Simone continued to stand up and speak out. One of her most famous songs expressed her anger about the treatment of black people in America. "Mississippi Goddam" was released in nineteen sixty-three. Miz Simone wrote the song in reaction to extreme violence against black Americans. The incidents included the murder of a civil rights activist in Mississippi and the killings of four young girls in Alabama. (MUSIC: "Mississippi Goddam")VOICE TWO:Eunice Waymon graduated from high school at the top of her class in nineteen fifty. She moved to New York City to attend the famous Juilliard School of Music. She had been awarded money to pay for one year at the school.After that first year, Eunice had to support herself financially. For a while she worked as a piano player for people studying singing. Then she learned of summer jobs in Atlantic City, New Jersey, that paid more money. She went to Atlantic City and got a job playing piano at a drinking place. On her second night, she was told she had to sing also. Eunice had never sung in public before. Nina Simone later told a reporter that she decided just to try to sound like the famous singer Billie Holiday. She got the job.Nina Simone recorded a number of songs made famous by Billie Holiday. Some of Miz Simone's versions also became popular, like this song, "Don't Explain."(MUSIC)VOICE ONE:Eunice Waymon became Nina Simone because of the job at the drinking place. She said she changed her name because she did not want her parents to know what she was doing. But she could not hide her career for very long. In nineteen fifty-eight, Nina Simone recorded her first album. It was called "Little Girl Blue." One song became a top radio hit in America. It is "I Loves You, Porgy" from George Gershwin's opera, "Porgy and Bess."(MUSIC)VOICE TWO:Nina Simone became very active in the civil rights movement in the nineteen sixties. She came to be known as a protest singer. She was also called the "High Priestess of Soul." But she did not like either description. Nina Simone often said she hated to be linked with any one kind of music or message. She sang it all – blues, jazz, Christian spirituals, rock and roll and pop.Miz Simone was married two times. She had a daughter, Lisa, who is also a singer. Nina Simone left the ed States in nineteen seventy-three. She said she was angry about the treatment of black people in America. She lived in the Caribbean and Africa before settling in France. She died there at the age of seventy in two thousand three.One of Nina Simone's most popular songs was "I Put a Spell On You." She took the title for the book she wrote about her life, published in nineteen ninety-two.(MUSIC)VOICE ONE:This Special English program was written and produced by Caty Weaver. I'm Faith Lapidus.VOICE TWO: And I'm Steve Ember. Join us again next week for another People in America program on the Voice of America. Article/200803/31360

There are aliens out there, somewhere. I strongly believe this. Not sure what they look like, though. I really doubt they are green, like they are in science fiction movies. I also don’t think they look like us. But I’m sure they exist. I just don’t think we’ll ever see any or find any. They live too far away. If you think about it logically, there has to be aliens out there. All a planet needs is to be warm and have water and life will exist. There are billions and billions of planets in the universe, so there are probably millions and millions that have life. Alien life. It’s also likely that some of the aliens are much more intelligent than we are. I wonder what we’d do if really intelligent aliens visited Earth. What would we ask them? Article/201103/129944

PART THREE - A YOUNG WOMAN AT THORNFIELDCHAPTER SEVENTEENThe Day of the WeddingThen he said,"I must tell the truth, I suppose. There will be no wedding today. God will punish me for this. These men are telling you the truth. I am married, and my wife is alive! I was tricked into marrying her when I was young, in the West Indies. There is much madness in her family, but they did not tell me that. Now it is too late. For many years, [-----1-----]. I keep her hidden in my house, and the servant Grace Poole watches her. Come to my house to see her, and decide whether I had the right to ask this innocent young woman to marry me. Follow me!"He held my hand tightly, without speaking, and we all left the church. At the door of Thornfield Hall, all the servants and Adele were waiting for us."Too late!" cried Mr. Rochester. "[-----2-----]!" We went up to the top floor, and entered the room where Mason had been attacked. As I watched, Mr. Rochester opened the secret door and showed us a little room inside. Grace Poole was making soup over a fire, and behind her a woman crawled on the floor. She growled like a wild animal, but wore clothes, and had long, thick, dark hair! This was the woman I had seen! Mr. Rochester's wife!"How are you, Mrs. Poole?" said Mr. Rochester. "And how is your patient today?""Not bad, sir," said Grace, "but be careful. She is upset, so don't let her see you!" Suddenly, the woman turned and attacked Mr. Rochester! I recognized her face. It was pale, and [-----3-----]. With Grace Poole's help, Mr. Rochester was able to tie the woman to a chair. 填空 :1、Bertha has been more like an animal than a human being多年来,伯莎更像只野兽,而不像是个人。2、Your congratulations are fifteen years too late你们的祝贺迟到了15年!3、I thought that once, long ago, it might have been pretty我想这张脸好长时间以前也许曾一度很漂亮。 隐藏Vocabulary Focusgrowl:v.咆哮。英语中有很多关于“叫”地词汇,例如:1、shout:一般指大声叫喊,最普通的词。2、cry:指由于恐惧、疼痛等而发出的叫喊,具有强烈的感情色。3、scream:指尖叫。4、bark:指叫。 Article/200905/71767

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